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Mudryk urges Chelsea team-mates to trust the process under Poch
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Mykhailo Mudryk scored a late equaliser against Newcastle
Mykhailo Mudryk scored a late equaliser against Newcastle

Chelsea goalscorer Mykhailo Mudryk insists players and fans must trust the process under Mauricio Pochettino after the Blues beat Newcastle to progress to the Carabao Cup semi-finals.

The Ukraine international capitalised on a loose touch from Kieran Trippier late on at Stamford Bridge to take the match to penalties. 

Mudryk, 22, was one of the players to step up and score from the spot and has urged his team-mates to believe that anything is possible in the competition.

He said: "Obviously it means a lot. Sometimes things happen when you trust in each other and believe until the end. All is possible. 

"Sometimes when the game is tough you need to keep pushing and believe until the last second because it's football and everything can happen. 

"Our gaffer said we're going to try to win this title before this game. After this game our plans haven't changed. 

"We're looking forward. We will try to win the title. 

"In my humble opinion we are in the right direction. We have to trust the process, our gaffer and each other. 

"We have a really strong team. Sometimes to win something big, we need time."

Djordje Petrovic was named in goal for Chelsea with Robert Sanchez out injured and the Serbian made a huge save to deny Matt Ritchie and win the match.

Mykhailo Mudryk celebrates with Djordje Petrovic
Mykhailo Mudryk celebrates with Djordje Petrovic

The 24-year-old said: "Very tough game. We conceded an unlucky goal and we trust in ourselves and our goal. 

"We had the patience. I want to congratulate the team and everyone deserves it.

"I don't feel pressure because they need to score and I can be the hero. I just did my job. I lost twice in a shootout here in England before."

The Blues will face one of West Ham, Liverpool, Middlesbrough or Fulham in the semi-finals but will first turn their attention to the Premier League clash at Wolves on Sunday.


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